An island country in Western Europe, consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and Northern Ireland.

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Twice UK business visitor visa refusal because of large deposit, what next?

I have applied for a UK visa business visitor twice and both of them have been refused. I'd like to declare that my request was real with an invitation letter from my employer, hr letter and bank ...
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Can you get from London to the French Alps by train, with no/minimal changes?

For a lot of people, the default way to get from London to the French Alps to go skiing is to fly, then take a long bus connection to get to the resort. However, with the current snow and wintery ...
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Determine gate for departing Heathrow flight

Flights out of London Heathrow do not contain departure gate information until about 45 minutes before the flight is ready to depart (presumably so you spend more money at the duty-free). Are there ...
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I'm UK citizen, residing in Germany, does my non-EU wife need a visa to visit the UK?

I'm UK citizen. I reside in Germany with my non-EU wife, who holds German resident permit. Does she need visa to enter UK?
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Can I enter Canada and return to the UK using different passports?

I am a dual British/Canadian with a passport from each nation. Can I use the Canadian passport to enter/leave Canada and the British passport to leave/return to the UK?
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Getting a VISA STAMP in the UK Border Control

I am from Chile and I am going to study for a semester (6 months) in the UK. The University in which I was accepeted informed me that I do not need to apply for a Visa as a chilean citizen going to ...
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Can delays permit me to taken an earlier train?

Suppose that I have a booked train only ticket (such as an Advance fare) consisting of more than one segment. If the first train is late and I miss my connection to the second train, I can take a ...
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Under what conditions might Advance tickets be available on the British rail network?

I'm trying to understand the British train ticket pricing system. Worse, I'm trying to game the system. A popular game is to split tickets, but I've found that a combination of two Advance tickets ...
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How can I book the Accesrail air-rail intermodal solution ticket?

The Accesrail website states: First Great Western now provides, thanks to AccesRail, its first air-rail intermodal solution. This allows passengers to go to/from Heathrow or Gatwick Airport to ...
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Compare train ticket prices in Britain

I'm looking to buy some train tickets for travel in Great Britain, but I know there are many train companies in the country. Does there exist some kind of website that allows me to compare the ...
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Is it normal that a socket only gives electricity when the plug is plugged in one way

I bought this type f to type g power adapter for using my norwegian laptop etc in UK. It only works if I put the charger plug in one way into the adapter, but if I switch it around so that the ...
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What sort of power adapter do I need to use Norwegian electronics in UK

I am going from Norway to UK for a 4 year long university course. I think the power socket is different to the one used here in Norway. Can somebody give a link (amazon.co.uk) to the power adapter I ...
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French visa confusion

I currently hold a multi entry Schengen visa that is valid until May. I have used up my 90 days for this 6 month period staying with my parents who have recently emigrated tho France. I am now moving ...
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Which company in England is most reliable for storing boxes? [closed]

I travel to England often, and must store 5 large boxes of personal property (no priceless treasures) for around 6 months, currently situated in Coventry. I will ask the company to deliver the boxes ...
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Can I leave the airport during a connecting flight if I am a citizen of the country where I have to change planes?

My brother is British, who is traveling to Scotland coming from Qatar on Qatar Airways. He'll have to spend two hours and a half in Heathrow as his ticket is a connecting flight and he has to change ...
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I have refugee status and I got my travel documents from Italy. Can I travel to England or japan without visa? [duplicate]

1- I am in Italy. I got refugees status in Italy. From Italy I got my travel documents but I want to know that can I travel to England or japan without asking visa ?? 2- Can I work in any other ...
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Getting refused entry and removed at Heathrow, X in passport

I have been to the UK 12 times and I also had a 2 year visa. My boyfriend lives in England and we have been together 8 years. Last time I visited I was refused entry because I didn't have a return ...
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Cancelled UK visa at airport but still allowed in for 3 weeks!

My friend is a regular visitor to the UK from Ghana and a company director of a large business out there - so proof of means isn't an issue. His partner is also a British citizen - although they've ...
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Re-visiting the UK alone with the EU national family visa

I've recently received the UK visa for an EU national family member (6 months, multiple). I cannot find it on the Home Office site, but the visa itself reads: UK Entry Clearance Number of ...
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Can a Blue card holder in Germany travel to UK as dependent?

My wife is working in UK (with a Tier-2 ICT long term) and I am working in Germany with a Blue card. Both of us are non-EU nationals. (India to be specific). If I wish to visit my wife in week-ends ...
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UK transit visas - single or multiple entry?

I'm doing a Europe tour with a UK company which leaves from the UK and returns to the UK by coach. I will have to apply for a land UK transit visa (I'm Zimbabwean) but does anyone know if those are ...
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French work permit holder: visa required for a visit to the UK? [duplicate]

I have a quite specific issue here : I am living and working in London (I am French), and my friend would like to come for a few days. The thing is, my friend is Chinese, but is working in France for ...
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Non-EU citizen, student in Spain holding a residence permit. Do I need a UK visa?

I am from a non-EU country (Georgia). I have been studying in Spain for the past five years and hold the residence permit. Next month I will need to travel to London for a job interview and I was ...
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Chinese national with UK permanent residency requires visa to travel to Ireland?

Background: I'm an Irish citizen; my girlfriend is a Chinese citizen; we both live and work in London UK; she has a permanent residence card to remain in the UK. My girlfriend would like to visit my ...
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Moose horn from Sweden to UK?

Am I able to bring a moose skull with horns in my luggage from Sweden to the UK?
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Is it possible to buy a combined train ticket to Heathrow that takes the railair?

I would like to buy a train ticket from Swindon to Heathrow, changing at Reading to take the railair bus. However the online train ticket services, such as GWR do not offer me these tickets ...
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UK tourist visa refusal what are the next steps I should take

Here is my refusal notice: I have refused your app for a visit because Iam not satisfied that you meet this requirement paragraph 4.2( a-e) appendix V immigration rule for visitor. I note ...
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Cost of UK visa in Netherlands for a South African citizen?

I am an Au Pair in the Netherlands and want to go visit family in the UK. How much would a visa cost me? And will I be able to apply from Netherlands as I can't apply from home country (South Africa)
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How to leave UK ASAP? (EEA National, But No Travel Document)

Not planning to return, 17, Polish, no ID, no passport. Need to at least enter the Schengen zone (because it has no checks. - True?) Where most likely can I leave with maybe just driving license or ...
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Do I need visa for UK visit if I have a work permit for Ireland?

I hold an Indian passport and am living and working in Ireland with a valid work permit. Do I need a visa to go to the UK? Do they have border control?
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UK Visitor Application with UK based sponsor: What type of visa to apply for?

I am Filipino. I have a friend that is a citizen in UK. He told me that I will visit him and he will cover all of my expenses when I am in his country. So what kind of visa should I apply for? And ...
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Visit to UK for 7 Days, What Visa Do I Need and How to Apply [duplicate]

I am proceeding to Spain on an official trip on official Passport with duly affixed Schengen Visa . On my way back i want to stay in UK for 7 days with my brother (British National). How can I do that?...
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Do I require transit visa for UK & Brazil [duplicate]

I am a Sri Lankan passport holder with a Finnish study residence permit, I will be changing my flight at Heathrow airport (London) on the 14/07/2016 (transit of 1.5 hours - terminal 3) from Finnair to ...
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Do I need transit visa for UK if I am travelling to US from India with valid US visa? [duplicate]

I am travelling from New Delhi, India to Tampa International Airport and there is 20 hours layover in London. My flight departs from New Delhi and arrives at LHR airport and after a layover of 20 ...
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Why does collecting a UK train ticket need you to insert a card?

If you book a UK train ticket online, for most routes, you're given a 8 character code. You then head to a UK railway station, go to the ticket machine, tell it you want to collect a ticket, give it a ...
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Visa to visit the UK for 1-2 weeks when transiting through London [duplicate]

I will be traveling to Canada on Visitor Visa for six months to visit my son and I have a daughter who is a British Citizen and lives in London. I want to stay for one week on the way to Canada and ...
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Is this type of camera used to see who passes through a red light? (England)

I was messing around on google maps (I live in England) and never seen this camera type before on traffic lights. Is this a camera that's designed to see if people run red lights or not? Here is ...
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Validity of visa for UK [duplicate]

I have multi visitor visa for six month in UK and I have traveled two times with each trip for two weeks and I want to travel for third time to stay only for two weeks. Is it possible?
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Sending a credit card from UK to Colombia [closed]

I need to send a credit card from the UK to Bogota, Colombia. I already tried sending the card (and, in the past, other letters) via regular Royal Mail international post, which I assume is received ...
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Can I travel to Sweden as a UK passport holding resident?

I'm travelling to Sweden for a few days on the 26th of November. I'm a UK resident and passport holder, will I need any other documents in order to travel?
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UK Student visa (Tier 4) refused [duplicate]

My Tier 4 student UK visa was refused on the grounds that the start date (21st Sept) had already passed and that they tried to contact the college and were unable to get confirmation that I would be ...
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Apple Pay used in UK with a US credit card

I like to use Apple Pay when it's available, for security reasons as well as convenience. I'm a US citizen, with one US credit card (Visa) tied to it. It's the card I'd use for normal payment abroad ...
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Which parts of Europe I can take my children to without passports but only birth certificates?

Both my wife and I are British and we have valid passports, both my children (3 & 1 year old) have no passports yet because they only countersignatory I know lives in an other city and he is lazy. ...
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Obtaining a travel visa to the UK for a Syrian living and working abroad [closed]

A friend and I (I am British) are hoping to give a presentation at a conference in the UK next May. My friend is on a Syrian passport. We are both living and working in Saudi Arabia at present. ...
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If the father has a UK ban, but the mother is a UK permanent resident, is their child also affected? [closed]

I am writing this in relation to my brother. His wife, my sister-in-law, was in UK and my brother was in Ireland. Both were on student visas. So my brother took a risk and went to see her when she was ...
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Travel to UK with Business Visit visa [duplicate]

I have received UK Business visa one month ago (which is much after April-2015 rules changes). The visa category is "C-VISIT-BUSINESS". I had to cancel my previous business visit because the visa ...
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U.K Transit Visa of less Then 24 hours [duplicate]

I will be there on Schengen Visa on November 20th and I want to visit London for less than 24 Hours.so could it be possible that i can get Transit VISA from France.
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Schengen visa and previous refusals?

If I have been denied a visitor visa to the UK previously, is it a good idea to add the refusal letter or any other supporting document in any new application for a Schengen visa to clear that point? ...
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Do Turkish citizens need a visa to come to the UK for one day?

I may need to go to the UK for a day. I live in Turkey and I am a Turkish citizen. Do I need a visa to come to the UK for only one day?
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Student visitor travelling to Canada via UK

I am a British National and my sister has come on a visitor visa to visit me from India. My Nephew(my sister's son) has received his study visa from a Canadian university, he has an indian passport. ...